Indiana Needs French
AATF FRENCH ADVOCACY FACT
PACK FOR INDIANA
ADDRESSES FOR CONSULAR OFFICES
Consulate General of Canada -Detroit
600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1100
Detroit, MI 482-43-1798
Tel: (313) 567-2340,
Fax: (313) 567-2164
Québec Government Office in Chicago
444 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-3977
Phone: (312) 645-0392
Fax: (312) 645-0542
Consulate General of France in Chicago
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Alain WEBER
4330 North Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Tél. : 317-923-1951,
Télécopie : 317-923-1910
7752 Moller Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Tel. 317 217 1645
Fax 309 405 7023
IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL
Indiana Chapters of the American Association of Teachers of French
Indiana AATF Chapter
Kathleen Darnell, President
Anatole Balma, Treasurer
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Stanley Coulter Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47905
Northwest Indiana Chapter
Linda Atwood, President
Bob Brooks, Treasurer
Alliance Française in Indiana
Alliance Française d'Indianapolis
6038 Castlebar Circle
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46220
Alliance Française de Terre Haute
419 S 32nd Street
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Indiana University Creole Institute
Questionnaire/Survey for Indiana French Teachers (DOE, job exchange
Tippecanoe Ancient Fife & Drum Corps (18th century French music)
International Center of Indianapolis
Indy Foreign Language Academy
Schools with International Baccalaureate Programs in Indiana
Benjamin Bosse High School
300 Washington Avenue, Evansville
Blessed Theodore Guerin High School
15300 Gray Road, Noblesville
Carmel High School
520 East Main Street, Carmel
Cathedral High School
5225 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis
International School of Indiana
200 West 49th Street, Indianapolis
John Adams High School
808 South Twyckenham Blvd, South Bend
Lawrence Central High School
7300 East 56th Street, Indianapolis
Lawrence North High School
7601 East 56th Street, Indianapolis
North Central High School
1801 East 86th Street
Indianapolis , IN 46240
Northwest High School
5525 W 34th St
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Pike High School
5401 West 71th street, Indianapolis
Signature School Inc.
610 Main Street, Evansville
Phone: (812) 421-1820
Fax: (812) 421-9189
South Side High School, Fort Wayne
3601 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Phone: (260) 425-7610
Fax: (260) 425-7649
Valparaiso High School
2727 North Campbell Street, Valparaiso, Indiana
INDIANA FRANCOPHONE MEDIA
Indiana TV Stations with Some French Program Content
Fort Wayne, IN
ACCESS / 80 000 - FCA
WTBU / 974 390 - FF/JF2
Indiana Radio Stations with Some French Program Content
New Albany, IN
WNAS / 88.1 FM
FRANCOPHONE DEMOGRAPHY OF INDIANA
Over 19,200 Indiana residents speak French, French Cajun, French Creole
or Patois, and nearly 168,000 claim French or French-Canadian
ancestry. There are around 600 French citizens living in Indiana
Teaching the French Language Using Architecture, Archaeology, and
FRANCOPHONE PLACE NAMES OF INDIANA
(& Those of French Origin)
Busseron, Dupont, Dupon, La Fontaine , Lagrange County, Lagrange, La
Porte, Metz, Napoleon, Orleans, Terre Haute, Vincennes, French Lick,
Fayette, Fayetteville, Township of Lafayette, LaGrange County, Dubois
Ridge, Wabash, La Crosse, Leroy, New Paris, Stendhal, France Park, San
Pierre, Bellefountain, Paris Crossing, St. Omer, Dubois County, Elkhart
County (French named the place "heart of the stag", which became
"elkhart" in English), LaPorte County, French Post Park, Maumee River
Guernsey, E.Y. Indiana: The influence of the Indian upon its
History--with Indian and French names for Natural and Cultural
Locations (Map, Revised 1968). Publication No. 122, Indianapolis:
Department of Natural Resources, State of Indiana,, 1932.
Guide to Ethnic History Materials in Manuscript Collections at the
Indiana Historical Society (French Collection)
Guide to Ethnic History Materials in Manuscript Collections at the
Indiana Historical Society (Belgian Collection)
Guide to Ethnic History Materials in Manuscript Collections at the
Indiana Historical Society (Swiss Collection)
Sister Cities (Indiana -- France)
Vincennes, IN -- Vincennes, Ile-de-France
Michiana Shores -- Brienne-sur-Aisne (Sister City
Mount Vernon -- Peronne (Sister City
Michiana Shores- -Brienne-sur-Aisne (Sister City
FRENCH MOMENTS INDIANA HISTORY
1614 or 1615 - Samuel de Champlain may have been the first of the
French explorers to be connected with the Maumee region.
1650 - French traders had set up trading posts in the Porter County
1668 - Fathers Claude Dablon and James Marquette founded the mission at
the Sault de Ste. Marie (The Falls of St. Mary’s River) in St. Joseph
1669 (December) - La Salle and his men tamped along the St. Joseph
River's south bend.
1670s - (early) The East Fork of the White River, near present-day
Muncie was visited by early French Trappers.
1673 - Tassinong, a French trading post established near the Kankakee
1671: Simon Daumont de Saint-Lusson and co-sighner, Louis
Jolliet, declared the lands of the western interior for France at Sault
Ste. Marie, which included the area that later became Indiana.
1673 - 1673 - Tassinong, a French fort and trading post established
near the Kankakee River.
1675 - Father Marquette used a portage between the Kankakee and the St.
Joseph Rivers, taking him 4 to 5 miles from what is now South Bend
1679 - René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle and Louis de Baude
de Frontenac, Governor of New France, decided on plans which would
enable them to gain control of the area enabling the Maumee-Wabash
trade route (via the portage of 1670). One part involved
relocating the Miami Indians to the headwaters of the Maumee River to
secure the area.
1679 - French explorer Robert Rene Cavalier Sieur de La Salle landed on
the banks of the St. Joseph River in December, at what is now Riverview
1683 - A French trading post (Ouabache) was established near present
1701 - the Maumee-Wabash river route to the lower Ohio was discovered
by French explorers.
1702 - Mostly French fur traders established the first permanent
settlement at Vincennes.
1704 - Jean Baptiste Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes, established a trading
post at Kekionga (principal village of the Miami), present day Fort
1705 - A first French fort (Ouabache) was built on the site of the
Vincennes trading post (1705).
1715 - The trading post at Kekionga became a fort.
1717 - French post Ouiatenon was established by François-Marie
Picoté de Belestre, near the present city of Lafayette, to
protect the western frontier.
1720-1760 - The settlement at Ouiatenon prospered and grew. French
voyageurs annually descended the Wabash to trade their goods for furs
trapped by the Native people. Some remained there to establish homes.
1721 - Fort Philippe, later called Fort Miami, was built on the St.
Mary's River, near the area in Fort Wayne at the confluence of the St.
Mary's, St. Joseph's and Maumee rivers.
1721 - Pierre Charlevois describes the Miami Indian game which is the
ancestor of the modern game of LaCrosse.
1722 - French Fort Ouiatenon was established on the site of the first
French post near Lafayette.
1724 - A second French fort was built on the site of the Vincennes
trading post (1705), but this one named after St. Francis Xavier.
1732 - François-Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes founded a
permanent settlement and built a fort on the Wabash River (Fort
1736 - The French Ouabache trading post established before the turn of
the century is named for a French officer, Sieur de Vincennes, who was
stationed at the fort
1746 - A description of the French settlement which became Vincennes
(near the Wabash River) notes that five slaves were among the
community's forty-five settlers.
1747 - British influenced Huron chief, King Nicolas, attacking the
French Fort Miami.
1750 - The French established a stockaded fort located at the mouth of
the Wabash River on the Ohio River.
1753 - Establishment of "Petite Fort", A French fur trade post located
near the mouth of Fort Creek (near Beverly Shores).
1754-1763 - The French and Indian War.
1772 - British General Thomas Gage (the same who was instrumental in
drafting the Intolerable Acts of 1774, and ordered the troops to
Lexington and Concord in April 1775) ordered the French in the Wabash
Valley to leave their settlements, & demanded the title deeds to
1774 - (June 2nd) British Parliament passed the Quebec Act, permitting
the Canadians to retain French laws and customs, and allowing the
Catholic Church to maintain all its rights. "The French settlements at
the West, in our present Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin,
were by the act included in the province of Quebec."
1774 - French fur trader, Michel Brouillet was born in Vincennes.
1779 - George Rogers Clark, with about 130 volunteers, half of them
French militia from Kaskaskia, fought the British in "The Battle of
1785 - Toussaint Dubois settled near Vincennes.
1797 - Michel Brouillet established a treading post near Terre Haute.
1801 - Michel Brouillet received a license to trade with the Miami
1802 - Swiss immigrant, john James Dufour, petitioned
congress for the lands along the Ohio River between Hunt's Creek and
Indian Creek in what would later become Indiana to found the New
1804 - Michel Brouillet he received a license to trade with the
1806 - Michel Brouillet, built a home near what is now Vincennes.
1816 - Joseph Bailly, a French Canadian fur trapper, and his family
became one of the first known settlers of the "Indiana Dunes."
1820 - The first white settler to settle in present-day St. Joseph
County was Pierre Navarre, who moved to St. Joseph Country from Monroe,
1822 - Honoré Gratien Joseph Bailly de Messein established a
trading post near present-day Porter, Indiana.
1834 - Right Reverend Simon Bruté was appointed the first
Bishop of the Diocese of Vincennes, Indiana.
1839 - The Very Rev. August Bessonies, V. G. (born in France in 1815),
came to America to serve the Catholics in the United States in the
Diocese of Vincennes, Indiana.
1843 - Sisters of the Holy Cross arrived from Le Mans, France to found
St. Mary's College
Articles about French moments in
Archaeology and the French Culture in Indiana
The French Occupancy of the Wabash Valley - 1
The French Occupancy of the Wabash Valley - 2
The French Occupancy of the Wabash Valley - 3
The French Occupancy of the Wabash Valley - 4
The French Occupancy of the Wabash Valley - 5 (Music of the French)
The French Occupancy of the Wabash Valley - 6
The French Occupancy of the Wabash Valley - 7
The French Occupancy of the Wabash Valley - 8
The French Occupancy of the Wabash Valley - 9
FRENCH / FRENCH CANADIAN SETTLEMENT PATTERNS IN THE WABASH VALLEY
The Bailly Homestead
Fort Ouiatenon: A French and Indian Occupation along the Wabash River
in Tippecanoe County, Indiana - A Collections Managament Report
Old French House & Indian Museum - Vincennes, Indiana
South Bend: History - French Exploration Establishes South Bend
[FL] French history for Indiana
Early History of St. Joseph County
Northern Indiana Center for History (see "The French in Indiana",
"Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle", "French Fur Trading and Forts in
Historic Sites: Fort St. Joseph (The Early Years)
A Little Bit of French Anyone (French in Indiana for Eelementary School)
Tippecanoe Ancient Fife & Drum Corps (The French Presence in
North America from the 1680's to the 1990's)
Swiss Heritage: Swiss Wine Festival - Indiana
Frances Krauskopf, “The French in Indiana, 1700-1760: A Political
History” (Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, 1953).
Early French Inhabitants of Indiana: Our Lost Legacy
Bissot & Vincennes: French Founders of Vincennes, Indiana
Life at a French Fur Trading Post
The French Connection
The French in Indiana
The French in Indiana, 1700-1760: A Political History
Wea Tribe at Terre Haute (lots of dated French activity)
Ms where Charles Fabereau promises to deliver supplies to Sieur Dumont
at one of the Miami posts near what is now Fort Wayne
The Gentle Invasion (issue of The Indiana Historian, focus on the
The first Europeans to traverse what is now Indiana were French
explorers and fur traders. In the 1700s the first 3 Non-native American
settlements in Indiana were the 3 French forts of Ouiatenon, Ft. Miami,
and Ft. Vincennes. Although they had few settlers in the region, French
presence in Indiana lasted almost 100 years.
INDIANA'S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL
Foreign Direct Investment
In 2002, 5.5% of Indiana's work force is employed by foreign-owned
firms, ranking Indiana 11th nationally in this aspect of foreign direct
investment. In 2003, foreign-controlled companies employed 134,200
workers in Indiana. At that time, France was one of the top three
investors in Indiana.
Foreign Investment in Indiana (map showing nationality and location)
In 1995, 94,395 acres of Indiana farm land were foreign-owned.
In 2003 Indiana was among the top ten states hosting French
subsidiaries, companies which employed nearly 19,000 Indiana residents.
Organization for International Investment - Indiana
Indiana global trade directory: Indiana's international service
Some French Companies in Indiana
Hachette Book Group USA has a nearly one million square foot warehouse
in Lebanon Indiana, and distributes over 90 million books from there.
UGIMAG, Inc. in Valparaiso, Indiana, is French owned
4846 E 450 N
is part of Limagrain Genetics. Limagrain is a French company
headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand.
Northwest Indiana World Trade Council
World Trade Club of Indiana
Indiana Economic Development Corporation - Foreign Trade Offices
Indiana International Trade News
Indiana University CIBER (Center for International Business Education
Michiana World Trade Council (St. Joseph County)
French American Chamber of Commerce
CHICAGO - Illinois
Directrice : Mme Chantal GLASS
The Merchandise Mart, Suite 940, Chicago, IL 60654
Téléphone 00 1 312 595 9524 - Télécopie 00
1 312 595 9529
Site web http://www.facc-chicago.com/
E-mail : email@example.com
Le Conseiller Économique et Commercial [Chicago]
205 North Michigan Avenue
Tél : (1 312) 327 5250
Fax : (1 312) 327 5251
Canadian Trade Fact Sheet for Indiana
Export-supported manufacturing jobs account for 9.2 percent of
Indiana's total private-sector employment, or one of every 11 jobs. In
2001 20.1 percent of all manufacturing workers in Indiana depend on
exports for their jobs.
From more recent data, we know that 112,000 Indiana jobs are supported
by Canada-U.S. trade, which was worth $36 million daily last. In 2004,
Indiana sold over three times more exports to Canada than to Mexico,
the state’s next largest trading partner. In dollar terms, is Canada.
From 2001 to 2005, export shipments to Canada increased from $6.2
billion to $9.6 billion, an increase of $3.3 billion, making this
Francophone country Indiana's biggest growth market.
Here are the values for transborder freight between Indiana and all
provinces of Canada for the period of April 2005 to April 2006:
All Canadian Provinces to Indiana:
Indiana to All Canadian Provinces:
The balance is certainly
Here is what 2005 foreign trade figures show.
Total value in US dollars: $ 21,476,000,000
1. to Canada $9,550,000,000
4. to France
17. to Belgium $ 148,000,000
Not only were there three Francophone countries among Indiana's top 20
trading partners, but nearly 52% of Indiana's export earning were
derived from trade with Francophone countries, or nearly $1800 per
Here are the 2006 trade figures
Total value in US dollars: $ 22,620,000,000
1. to Canada $ 9,842,000,000
4. to France $
12. to Belgium $ 242,000,000
15. Switzerland $ 214,000.000
This time the export revenues are again around 52% from Francophone
countries, With Indiana's Francophone trading partners numbering 4
among the top 15.
In 2003, Indiana was ranked 4th in the US for the value of its exports
Here is a partial list of
Indiana-based companies with subsidiaries in France:
Aearo Company - Indianapolis, IN
Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. - West Lafayette, IN
Biomet, Inc. - Warsaw, IN
Brightpoint Inc. - Plainfield, IN
Cook Group Incorporated - Bloomington, IN
Ctb International Corp. - Milford, IN
Cummins, Inc. - Columbus, IN
Da-Lite Screen Company - Warsaw, IN
Delphi Electronics & Safety - Kokomo, IN
Depuy, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson) - Warsaw, IN
Dow Agrosciences L.L.C. (Dow Chemical) - Indianapolis, IN
Eli Lilly And Company - Indianapolis, IN
Escalade, Inc. - Evansville, IN
Filter Specialists, Inc. - Michigan City, IN
Great Lakes Chemical Corp - Indianapolis, IN
Guidant Corporation - Indianapolis, IN
Harlan, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN
Haynes International Inc - Kokomo, IN
Hillenbrand Industries - Batesville, IN
Hurco Companies, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN
International Outsourcing Services, Llc - Bloomington, IN
Kimball International, Inc. - Jasper, IN
Maxon Corporation - Muncie, IN
Praxair Surface Technologies (Praxair Inc.) - Indianapolis, IN
Remy International, Inc. - Anderson, IN
Samtec, Inc. - New Albany, IN
Sullair Corporation (Hamilton Sundstrand) - Michigan City, IN
Symmetry Medical, Inc. - Warsaw, IN
Urschel Laboratories, Inc. - Valparaiso, IN
Woodwind & The Brasswind (The) - South Bend, IN
Zimmer Holdings, Inc - Warsaw, IN